US 3557806 A
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nited States Patent Inventor Irene S. Blanchard 1015 Stuart Circle, Thousand Oaks, Calif. 91360 App]. No. 781,768
Filed Dec. 6, 1968 Patented Jan. 26, 1971 Continuation-impart of application Ser. No. 547,508, May 4, 1966, now abandoned.
ORNAMENTAL HAIR COVERING AND HEADDRESS 5 Claims, 9 Drawing Figs.
US. Cl 132/101, 132/53,132/105 Int. Cl A41g 5/00 Field of Search 132/1, 9,
[561 References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,261,811 11/1941 Saigh 132/49 2,651,310 9/1953 Selson. 132/49 2,720,883 10/1955 King..... 132/49 3,384,305 5/1968 Buzzellr 132/53 Primary Examiner-Russe1l R. Kinsey Assistant Examiner-4. N. Eskovitz Att0rneyW. Britton Moore ABSTRACT: A combination turban and hair piece having fastening means on the underside and adjacent the edge thereof so that the turban may be folded around and encompass a hair piece whereby the latter will depend therefrom. One corner of the turban is adapted to be pulled through a loop on the other corner thereof to secure the turban on the wearer's head after which the hair piece may be attractively and stylishly arranged on the turban and forehead of the wearer.
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IRENE S. BLANCHARD A/TOPNE Y ORNAMENTAL HAIR COVERING AND HEADDRESS The present application is a continuation-in-part of thc copending application Ser. No. 547,508 filed May 4, 1966 (now abandoned) by the same inventor and entitled Ornamental Hair Covering and Headdress."
This invention generally relates to an ornamental hair covering and headdress for women who desire to conceal hair when it is rolled up in curlers during drying.
While it has long been the custom for women to use various head coverings, such as scarfs which are loosely draped over the head, and other types of head-conforming headwear, these are not suitable for entirely covering and concealing hair when it is rolled up in curlers during drying, and, at the same time,
presenting an attractive and stylish appearance.
It is, therefore, the principal object of the present invention to provide a turban having novel means for securing one or more hair pieces thereto so that, when the turban is arranged on and secured to the wearers head, the hair pieces may be attractively and stylishly arranged on the turban and relative to the forehead of the wearer, whereby the wearers own hair will be concealed and yet be attractively adorned.
A further object is to provide a turban having means for attaching elongated artificial hair pieces thereto so that when the turban is assembled on the wearers head the hair pieces may be variously arranged in a bun on the top thereof, or caused to drape therefrom in a pony tail, and arranged relative to the wearers forehead, and in other styles suitable to the wearer.
Another object is the provision of a turban and hair piece combination in which the elongated artificial hair pieces may be readily assembled and disassembled relative to the turban to permit grooming and interchange of various types and colors of hair pieces.
Still another object is to provide a turban having means for securing an artificial hair piece thereto, but which, if so desired, may be employed as a hair covering without the hair piece or pieces attached thereto.
A further object is the provision of a turban and hair piece combination wherein the turban is provided with elastic means whereby it will readily conform to the wearers head.
A still further object is to provide a turban and hair piece combination wherein a novel and simple fastening means is provided for readily attaching an elongated hair piece thereto.
Another object is the provision of a turban and hair piece combination having Velcro fastening means on the turban thereof so that the latter may be used without any hair pieces, or an additional hair piece may be secured thereto so that the turban may be adorned with a pony tail and a bun.
In one aspect of the invention, there may be provided in a turban, a flexible comb means adjacent the upper edge at the rear thereof whereby the comb may encircle an elongated folded artificial hair piece so that the latter will be embraced by the turban and will depend therefrom. The turban may thereafter be fitted on the head of the wearer and one corner thereof drawn through a loop on the other comer thereof and secured on the forehead of the wearer, after which one portion of the hair piece may be suitably arranged and styled relative to the turban, and the other portion of the hair piece may be parted and arranged relative to the forehead.
In another aspect, the turban may be provided with an alternate fastening means for securing one piece thereto, and other fastening means are provided to enable other hair pieces to be attached thereto, or the turban may be fitted to the wearers head without hair pieces attached thereto or assembled thereon.
Other objects and advantages will be apparent when the specification is considered with the accompanying drawings, wherein:
FIG. I is a perspective view of the preferred embodiment of my turban, showing a comb fastening means for securing an artificial hair piece thereto;
FIG. 2 is a rear inverted view of the turban with the edge thereof folded back to illustrate how the comb is arranged thereon and secured thereto;
FIG. 3 is a perspective view of the turban with an elongated hair piecc folded and secured to the comb. preparatory to the comb and turban encircling and encompassing the secured end ofthe hair piece and the assembly of the combined turban and hair piece on the wearer's head;
FIG. 4 is a perspective view of the turban with the comb attached to the folded hair piece and the turban drawn therearound in the position it assumes prior to being arranged on the wearers head;
FIG. 5 is a perspective view of the turban and hair piece combination assembled on the wearers head showing the longer length of the hair piece depending therefrom as a pony tail, and the shorted length parted and arranged on the forehead, with the turban partly in section to show hair curlers;
FIG. 6 is a view similar to FIG. 5, but showing the longer length of the hair piece arranged in a bun on top of the turban:
FIG. 7 is a front inverted view of a modification of my turban, showing an alternate fastening means. and the provision of elastic means adjacent the edge, back and fastening means to conform the turban to the head of the wearer;
FIG. 8 is a perspective view of my modified turban with one hair piece attached thereto, and showing fastening means for securing a second hair piece thereto, and a supplemental fastening means employed when the turban is used without hair pieces; and
FIG. 9 is a perspective view of a hair piece attached to a fabric piece with Velcro thereon for securing the same to the Velcro fastening means on the turban.
Referring more particularly to the drawings, wherein similar reference characters designate like parts throughout the several views, 10 generally represents a turban constructed of some suitable colored material, such as knitted fabric, which may be formed from a single, generally rectangular piece of material 12 folded to provide a closed lower end 14, and sewn by a line of stitching, or otherwise suitably secured, at its adjoining side edges 16, viewing FIG. I. The adjoining top edges 18 and front edges 20 are free so that the turban may be positioned on the wearers head with the closed lower end 14 engaging the rear neck area and extending upwardly and embracing the sides of the head. One corner 22 is provided with a loop 24, or other suitable fastening means, secured thereto by stitching or the like, so that the other corner 26 thereof may be pulled therethrough adjacent the forehead and the turban secured to the head, as best shown in FIGS. 5 and 6.
The turban may be decorated with suitable beadlike adornments 28 suitably secured to the exterior thereof so as to enhance its appearance.
Means is provided adjacent the upper ends of the stitched edges 16 of the turban for securing an artificial hair piece thereto. This means may be in the form of a flexible comb 30, of some suitable material such as plastic, having closely spaced tines 32. The comb is suitably secured by stitches or the like 34 adjacent the upper edges 18 and bridging the sewn side edges 16 so that the comb will be located at the upper end and to one side of the turban and generally intermediate the comers 22 and 26 with the pointed ends 32 of the tines ex- 7 tending downwardly, viewing FIGS. 1 and 3. One end of the comb is formed with a suitable hook 36 which may interengage a suitable loop 38 on the other end to enable the comb to encircle the hair piece, as will presently be described.
When a hair piece is to be attached to the turban, an elongated piece of artificial hair 40 of suitable color is folded over closer to one end than the other, as at 41, so that there will be a main piece 42 and a shorter piece 44, as best shown in FIGS. 3 and 4. The foided end 41 is positioned over the centermost tines 32 of the comb and the tines are embedded therein to attach the hair piece thereto. Thereafter, the ends of the comb 30 are wrapped or bent around the anchored end of the hair piece and the hook 36 and loop 38 interconnected so that the comb encircles the hair piece, which draws that portion of the turban adjacent the comb around and encompasses the folded end of the hair piece. After being so attached, both the long and short sections 42 and 44 of the hair piece will depend or drape downwardly from the turban preparatory to the latter being fitted to the wearer's head.
The turban is so fitted by grasping the upper corners 22 and 26 and positioning the closed lower end 14 over the rear neck area and drawing the corners upwardly and inwardly in opposed directions until the corner 26 may be pulled through the loop 24 and will be disposed generally in the upper portion of the forehead in the center thereof. Thus, the turban will entirely cover and conceal the wearer's hair and the usual unattractive hair curlers 46 in which the same may have been curled. The shorter length 44 of the hair piece may be parted into two sections 46 and 48 which may be pulled forwardly and downwardly beneath the interconnected ends of the turban and thence may be tucked beneath the edges of the turban, as best illustrated in FIGS. and 6. The longer length 42 of the hair piece may either be permitted to drape downwardly over the turban somewhat in the fashion of a pony tail, as shown in FIG. 5, or this length 42 may be wound into a bun 43 and suitably secured by bobby pins or the like, not shown, on top of the turban, as shown in FIG. 6. However, it will be apparent that the manner in which the hair piece is folded and attached to the turban permits of the two sections thereof being variously arranged on the turban and relative to the head and forehead to suit the whims of the wearer.
In the embodiment of FIGS. 7, 8 and 9, the turban may be provided with a modified form of hair piece fastener. This may include a suitable hook 50 and suitable eye 52 secured in spaced relation by stitching or the like to the upper rear portion of the turban so that a corresponding hair piece 40 folded, as in the preferred embodiment, into long and short sections 42' and 44' may be interposed therebetween and the fasteners drawn therearound and secured together. Thus, the edge portion of the turban encases the folded end of the hair piece so that both sections thereof will depend therefrom. A strip of suitable elastic material 54 may be suitably attached by stitching or the like to the inside of the turban and extends lengthwise between the hook and eyes 50 and 52 so that the material of the turban will snugly embrace the hair piece. in addition, another strip of suitable elastic material 56 may be suitably secured by stitching or the like to the underside of the turban edge so that when assembled on the head of the wearer, it will snugly fit the contour thereof.
If desired, the modified form of turban may be provided with means for attaching a second artificial hair piece 58 thereto. Thus, a strip or patch 60 of Velcro material, which constitute a plurality of hooks and eyes utilized as securing members, may be suitably secured to the top surface of the turban and spaced inwardly from the top 18 and front edges thereof. The hair piece 58 is folded, as is hair piece 40, to provide the same two varying lengths of hair, and the folded end 62 of this hair piece is secured by stitching or the like to one end of a flat piece 64 of suitable material, such as knitted fabric. A strip or patch 66 of Velcro material is suitably secured to one face of piece 64 and is adapted to interengage and interlock with the Velcro patch 60 on the turban to attach the hair piece 58 thereto. it will be apparent that this second hair piece 58 may be variously styled by the wearer to augment the hair piece 40. For example, if the hair piece 40 drapes downwardly, the hair piece 58 may be arranged as a bun on top of the turban, or vice versa. Other styles and arrangements will, of course, be possible.
If for some reason, the wearer does not wish to assemble one or both hair pieces thereon, the turban may be worn as a rather simple but attractive hair covering. With this in mind, a strip or patch 68 of Velcro material may also be suitably secured to the underside of the turban spaced from the top 18 and front edges 20 thereof and generally in alignment with the Velcro patch 60 on the top face. Thus, if the hair pieces are omitted, the fasteners 50 and 52 may be secured together to provide a generally circular opening which may serve as a ventilator, and one upper edge of the turban is drawn into overlapping relation to the other edge whereby the Velcro patch 68 on the underside of the turban is su erposed on the Velcro patch 60 on the upper face thereof an 18 pressed thereagainst to effect an interconnection therebetween. When so used, the appearance of the turban might be enhanced by securing a bow, or some other suitable adornment, not shown, also provided with a Velcro patch to the patch 60, in an obvious manner.
Thus, it will be apparent that this turban is primarily adapted for use with one or more elongated hair pieces so that the turban will entirely conceal the wearer's own hair and yet present a novel and attractive coiffure, or the hair pieces may be omitted to enable the turban to function as an otherwise unadorned head covering.
l. in a turban and a hairpiece combination of the character described, a turban portion comprising a flat piece folded into two generally equal rectangular portions and a crease therebetween, said crease constituting the rear of said turban and said rectangular portions being aligned vertically, the folds of each portion being secured together at two of its adjoining front edges, said portions being open and unsecured at the front and top edges thereof, and being closed at the bottom and rear thereof, flexible comb securing means secured to the underside of said piece adjacent said top edges and bridging said closed rear portion, an elongated folded hair piece providing at least two varying lengths of hair interengagcd by said comb means, attaching means on said comb means whereby said comb means will encircle said folded hair piece and the ends thereof secured together so that the fold in said hair piece will be encompassed by the turban and will depend therefrom, loop means at one unsecured upper corner of said turban whereby the other unsecured upper corner thereof may be drawn therethrough to secure the turban adjacent the forehead and on the head of the wearer and so that said varying lengths of hair may be variously arranged and styled with one length arranged relative to said turban and the other lengths being arranged relative to the forehead.
2. In a turban and hair piece combination as in claim 1, wherein said elongated hair piece is folded closer to one of its ends than the other to provide varying long and short hair sec tions, whereby said long section may be variously arranged and styled relative to the turban and said short section may be parted into two portions and arranged relative to the forehead.
3. In a turban and hair piece combination as in claim 1, said securing means comprising spaced male and female attaching means, said attaching means being arranged on at least one side of said crease and spaced from said open front edges, said hair piece being folded closer to one of its ends than the other to provide varying long and short hair sections, said attaching means interengaging to encircle the fold in said hair piece whereby the latter will be encompassed by said turban and will drape downwardly therefrom, whereby when the turban is arranged on the wearers head said long and short hair sections may be variously arranged and styled relative to the turban and the forehead.
4. in a turban and hair piece combination as in claim 3, wherein the top outside face of said turban has fastening means thereon adjacent one of said free top edges, and a second elongated hair piece, and fastening means on said second hair piece whereby said fastening means may interengage to fasten said second hair piece on said turban so as to drape therefrom and whereby both of said hair pieces may be variously arranged and independently styled relative to said turban.
5. in a turban and hair piece combination as in claim 4, wherein said fastening means are Velcro patches.